Re[2]: Fair Use Law

Subject: Re[2]: Fair Use Law
From: "Walker, Arlen P" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 08:48:35 -0600

But if the document is on retail sale (e.g. an author's entire book)
is its "value" its retail value?

That's what the judge ruled in the Bell case you referred to. After he
found
out the document in question was publicly available for something like
$13.50, he gave the prosecution a *very* stern lecture on wasting the
court's time, and then turned to the law enforcement weenies working on the
case and gave them a civil rights lecture before he banged the gavel. The
EFF had the tale of this case on their web last time I was there. Read it
the next time you think the US legal system is damaged beyond repair.

Had been a long time since I was so proud of a judge. ;{>}

(???!!!) Someone hasn't thought about this law.

This is news?


Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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